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July 1, 2010; Updated: 4:09 pm
As Assistant Principal Sean McKenna was midway through introducing former Congressman Rob Simmons during Friday night's graduation ceremony at Fitch High School, Simmons cut him off.
July 1, 2010; Updated: 11:29 am
I recently attended the graduation ceremonies of East Haven High School. I went there in the role of proud husband as my wife Jacqueline, an English teacher at the school, was the main speaker-and her speech did make me proud.
June 29, 2010; Updated: 6:29 am
Back in September, I made a list of the assumptions my 7-year-old self had about life as a senior in high school. As you remember, they were based on my addiction to '90s teen TV dramadies. But, now that I think about it,...
June 28, 2010; Updated: 11:32 am
When people hear that Sydney Streimer and Andrea Grader take a ferry to and from school every day, they always have a lot of questions. Like, "Is it cold?" "I think they think it's like a rowboat," Grader said with a laugh.
June 28, 2010; Updated: 11:51 am
Several people with local ties have graduated from military training.
June 28, 2010; Updated: 11:50 am
The Submarine Force Library and Museum needs docents. The program is coordinated by the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. Groton Base. Docents are individuals who are trained to further the public's understanding of the historical collections of an...
June 28, 2010; Updated: 11:33 am
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June 24, 2010; Updated: 12:34 pm
Ledyard - Only a third of the members of the Ledyard High School Class of 2010 started together 12 years ago, but Principal Louis Gabordi remarked on how much they seem connected.
June 24, 2010; Updated: 12:33 pm
Coverage of the 2010 graduations from around the region.
June 22, 2010; Updated: 8:45 am
The 170 members of the Class of 2010 were encouraged to reflect on their careers at Griswold High, but not dwell on the memories - there are too many more to make.
June 22, 2010; Updated: 8:44 am
Retiring guidance counselor Lillian DeSimone told the 185 seniors who graduated from Stonington High School Monday night that life is like traveling: it's important to pack a suitcase with the things that will be needed along the way.
June 20, 2010; Updated: 9:27 am
Something happened Friday night that happens once every few years, probably never hits the radar of the vast majority of the residents of southeastern Connecticut, yet taxes the resources of your local paper as much as any major disaster...
June 19, 2010; Updated: 9:09 pm
Groton - As Assistant Principal Sean McKenna was midway through introducing former Congressman Rob Simmons during Friday night's graduation ceremony at Fitch High School, Simmons cut him off.
June 19, 2010; Updated: 9:06 pm
When the bell rang Friday to mark the end of the school year, it signaled a permanent change in the education landscape for Norwich.
June 19, 2010; Updated: 2:34 am
East Lyme - Senior Laureate Rose Carver used shoes to describe and talk about the Class of 2010 at East Lyme High School.
June 19, 2010; Updated: 11:41 am
Old Saybrook - A guest's visit to Old Saybrook High School in February made a lasting impact on the 122 students that made up the Class of 2010.
June 19, 2010; Updated: 9:11 pm
Norwich - Class speaker Hunter Kodama likened the Class of 2010's quick tenure at Norwich Free Academy to the cloudburst rainstorm he experienced on his way home a week ago.
June 19, 2010; Updated: 9:10 pm
New London - New London High School Principal William "Tommy" Thompson III had a few words of advice for the hundreds of family and friends who gathered on the Coast Guard Academy football field bleachers Friday night...
June 19, 2010; Updated: 2:39 am
North Stonington - Graduations can be an emotional experience for a small community like Wheeler High School, especially when, as class President Rebecca D'Angelo put it, many of the students have been together since...
June 18, 2010; Updated: 9:39 pm
Speaker Hunter Kodama likened his class' tenure at NFA to a cloudburst. “NFA has been that cleansing rainstorm,” he said, “washing away our dirty covering and exposing each of our own personal identities and unique beauty...
June 18, 2010; Updated: 8:53 pm
East Lyme — Senior Laureate Rose Carver used shoes to describe and talk about the Class of 2010 at East Lyme High School.
June 18, 2010; Updated: 8:28 pm
At the first sight of green caps and gowns approaching the end zone, a roar went up, accompanied by bells and air horns, and did not stop until all 156 graduates were standing at their seats.
June 18, 2010; Updated: 11:05 am
Waterford - In her farewell address at the 51st Waterford High School commencement Thursday, valedictorian Hannah Schenk took stock of key events in the Class of 2010's final year at the school.
June 18, 2010; Updated: 6:31 am
New London - Neither personal hardships, nor full-time jobs nor a lack of air conditioning could keep the graduates of Opportunities Industrialization Center of New London County from celebrating their accomplishments...
June 18, 2010; Updated: 1:39 pm
Valedictorian John Pothier said he wanted to give a speech about the memories and experiences of high school, not one filled with platitudes and inspirational quotations.
June 18, 2010; Updated: 10:27 pm
North Stonington — Graduations can be an emotional experience for a small community like Wheeler High School, especially when, as class President Rebecca D'Angelo put it, many of the students have been together since before...
June 18, 2010; Updated: 6:30 am
Montville - Puffy clouds filled the sky and puffed-out chests of proud supporters parents, relatives and friends of 224 graduates filled the bleachers Thursday at Montville High School during the school's 47th...
June 18, 2010; Updated: 11:42 am
Old Saybrook — A guest's visit to Old Saybrook High School in February made a lasting impact on the 122 students that made up the Class of 2010.
June 18, 2010; Updated: 9:08 pm
New London High School Principal Tommy Thompson told hundreds of friends and family of the 2010 graduating class Friday to cheer their hearts out for the 156 seniors.
June 17, 2010; Updated: 12:35 pm
PHOTO GALLERY Beneath optimistic blue skies, the Branford High School (BHS) Class of 2010 starred at a picture-perfect graduation ceremony June 15 on the Town Green. The Class of 2010, dressed in traditional caps and...
June 17, 2010; Updated: 4:06 pm
Norwich - The members of the Class of 2010 - the largest class Thames River Academy has seen in the past 15 years - are all destined to become leaders in society, Principal Edward Derr said Wednesday at the school's...
June 16, 2010; Updated: 3:39 am
If the future for the 2010 graduates from Norwich Regional Technical High School is as bright as the building in which they spent their last three semesters, they will turn out to be 93 very successful Americans.
June 16, 2010; Updated: 12:20 pm
It was only fitting that the graduation ceremony at Lyme-Old Lyme High School should happen on the first nice day in almost a week. After all, as principal James Wygonik said, the blue-and-white sky, reflecting the school's colors, proves that God...
June 16, 2010; Updated: 11:32 am
At nearly 18 years old, Samantha Plympton has at least the next few years of her life planned out. She'll graduate from Thames River Academy this evening. She'll turn 18 on June 25. And days later she'll take a national exam to become certified as a...
June 15, 2010; Updated: 3:16 am
Asked to comment on the benefits of the middle school Student Police Academy and city police, school officials, parents and students alike had a difficult time separating the popular program from the equally successful middle school police resource...
June 15, 2010; Updated: 11:20 am
Starting high school is hard enough. It's even tougher when you're a student like Diego Andrianzen, who moved to Groton from Peru ahead of freshman year.
June 14, 2010; Updated: 11:21 am
Norwich Free Academy senior Jerry Dauphin was the "bad boy" on May 18, corrupting a recent Haitian immigrant girl, distracting her from schoolwork, getting her pregnant and even infecting her with HIV.
June 13, 2010; Updated: 11:22 am
As a little kid, Stonington High School senior Wes Gordon remembers, he tagged along with his mother when she went to crack houses to use drugs.
June 13, 2010; Updated: 4:23 am
This is how 2010 senior class president Juanita Austin explains New London High School's typical graduation ceremonies: "They're always loud, we're a very spirited community; and the auditorium, it's always packed, because everyone brings a lot of...
June 12, 2010; Updated: 11:22 am
East Lyme — Dependable is the one word Flanders Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Levandoski would use to describe fellow firefighter Tom Redden.
June 11, 2010; Updated: 11:33 am
New London - Camille Williams doesn't mind slasher films. She knows it's all fake. In fact, it was going to gory movies that helped her realize she might like a career in the medical field.
June 11, 2010; Updated: 11:24 am
Norwich - Annual traditions at St. Joseph School on Cliff Street took on new tones this week as students joked with one another over ice cream and then solemnly prepared for today's emotional final graduation in the...
June 10, 2010; Updated: 9:16 am
New London - English teacher John Becker recalled his own high school experience for graduating seniors of The Williams School Wednesday.
June 10, 2010; Updated: 11:29 am
Old Saybrook - For some students, art class is a fun distraction from the daily drudgery of academics, one of the few places they can put away their books and get a little creative.
June 10, 2010; Updated: 1:05 pm
As a little kid, Stonington High School senior Wes Gordon remembers tagging along with his mother when she went to crack houses to use drugs.
June 9, 2010; Updated: 11:35 am
Lindsay Giroux has a lot to say. Seriously. She's quite a talker. The 18-year-old Montville High School senior talks about her school work, about her work-study internship in the radiology department at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich and...
June 8, 2010; Updated: 4:52 am
We're wishing the New London High School Class of 2010 exquisite graduation-day weather on June 18, one of those 10 best days of the year that weathermen sometimes boast about.
June 8, 2010; Updated: 11:37 am
While many of her peers were enjoying their summer vacation, Meredith Milligan spent the break between her junior and senior year doing something more unusual: dissecting sheep and rat brains.
June 7, 2010; Updated: 11:38 am
On graduation day later this month, Tyler Dyer will walk with the Class of 2010, three years after it was doubtful he would be able to walk at all.
June 6, 2010; Updated: 11:39 am
Standing at a fence just off the dirt road running down the middle of her family's farm in Lisbon, Nicole Cloutier rubs the nose of a young calf sticking its head between the wooden slats.